Innovation is a wonderful thing—when it works. However, much of our evaluation of new gear is on the basis of the advertising blurb alone, as we never have the chance to test run it ourselves. But every now and again some of us get the chance to do just that, and for more than five minutes, as I did recently aboard a brand new Boreal 55, Eala Bhan, when we sailed her home to Scotland.
And, allowing for the fact that this was a fresh-from-build boat, and you’re bound to get snags with such ‘newness’, it gave me what I consider to be a valid opportunity to comment objectively on some kit that I’ve been longing to try out for some time.
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